Category Archives: Technology

The Secret Space Program of Yugoslavia

Zur deutschen Fassung. After my brother and I unexpectedly and rather accidentally discovered a secret Yugoslav submarine port in Montenegro (please read that story first, otherwise this one won’t make any sense), we were still completely excited and out of … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago, the Digging began – December 1921: Rhine-Main-Danube Canal

Zur deutschen Fassung. The whole world is making fun of Germany, because it took us over 20 years to build a new airport for Berlin. There is a podcast about this, aptly named “How to fuck up an Airport“. Malicious … Continue reading

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A Shortcut through the Nuclear Power Plant

Zur deutschen Fassung. The Neckar in southwest Germany is a lovely little river. Not as boisterous as the Nile. Not as artificially straightened as the Panama Canal. Not as raging as the Zambezi. But also not as boring as the … Continue reading

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To Stockholm, on a Train of Uncharted Consciousness

Wenn Ihr Deutsch könnt, lest diesen Bericht lieber auf Deutsch. Das ist das Original. Ungekürzt. Und um Längen besser. I slept very bad. Got almost no sleep at all. Although I am constantly traveling and have been to five continents … Continue reading

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The Danger of Digits and Digitalization

“Wow, already 28 likes and three comments,” she thought, proud of having run five miles in less than 45 minutes for the first time. But still only 291 Instagraph followers, she checked to her disappointment, for the fifth time that … Continue reading

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The most stupid plan of all times

The battle of El-Alamein, crazy scientists, a great idea and nuclear explosions. Actually, a stupid idea and nuclear explosions. Continue reading

Posted in Egypt, Germany, History, Military, Technology, World War II | 12 Comments

But what about the Comet?

A flashback into the good old times… Continue reading

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Flight to Horta

Zur deutschen Fassung dieser Geschichte. On the plane to the island of Faial, I notice that many people have brought thick books with them. An island seems to be a good place to read, and I wonder why people, if … Continue reading

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How Climate Change will end

Many big issues are at their heart debates between optimists and pessimists – with some pretentious self-declared realists thrown into the mix. This is also true about climate change. Will we develop carbon-neutral technologies? Or can we capture the carbon … Continue reading

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A Walk along the Semmering Railway

At first glance, the landscape in the Vienna Alps looks idyllic. But the expert’s eye realizes immediately that something is missing here: a railroad! Because how are the people supposed to enjoy the picturesque landscape if they can’t get there … Continue reading

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